Nigerians who farm for a living often face low harvests and sales, which threatens the population’s livelihoods, access to food, and health.
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Fact Sheet | March 31, 2015
In Nigeria’s agricultural sector, USAID’s Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites project improved productivity, incomes, resilience, and access to diverse quality foods. The project played a key role in scaling up agricultural technology interventions to meet market demand and alleviate rural poverty.
The Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS II) project trained master trainers and individuals from national and international organizations, including their beneficiaries. The project also targeted agricultural value chain segments that are more favorable for the involvement of woman and youth, such as service providers, processing, and micro-enterprises. The value of sales for MARKETS II commodities totaled $709 million.